With support and input from local partners and project staff, the Transportation Center initiated an in-depth case study on the Keystone Transit Career Ladder Partnership in the summer of 2003. This interim report is part of continuing case study research by the Transportation Center.
The transit industry is building effective labor-management partnerships to address its critical skills challenges resulting from changing technology, shifting workforce demographics and growing ridership. Led by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), and with staff support from the Transportation Learning Center, transit systems and local unions – from ATU, Transport Workers Union (TWU), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and elsewhere – have been working together to develop a system of consensus training guidelines. The results are presented in this report.